Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 18,592 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Epigastric Pain In An Elderly Person! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Everyone in our town must have a family doctor,
He can only listen to your complaint and refer;
If not, as you go to a specialist, physician or surgeon,
Whatever complaint we may say, they fix it to their region;

A relative of mine,85 years old, had burning sensation
in his upper abdomen; when he went to a doctor of his own;
He prescribed antacid tablet for his gastric pain;
Unrelieved of his agony, he went to a senior surgeon;

The surgeon thought that it could be a gastric ulcer,
He decided to do oesophagogastroduodenoscopy,
not considering it could be a serious medical problem,
the patient died next day due to massive cardiac infarction;

Epigastric pain in an elderly person, think of it
as a precluding symptom of impending heart attack!

Topic(s) of this poem: health


Comments about Epigastric Pain In An Elderly Person! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Valsa George (10/25/2015 11:19:00 PM)


    Epigastric pain is often seen as a gastric disorder and often treated with antacid! Never knew it could be the symptom of a heart attack! Thank you doctor for sharing this information! (Report) Reply

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  • Shakil Ahmed (10/25/2015 10:40:00 AM)


    all of us should be conscious about our health, death due to this kind of negligence is very painful, i enjoyed reading the poem if you find time please read some of my poems and leave your comments, (Report) Reply

    Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/25/2015 11:09:00 AM)

    Thanks for your excellent comment.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015



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